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  • Sep 23, 2014
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IOC made right move to drop wrestling: Jacques Rogge

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympic programme and then include it in a shortlist for those Games was no mistake, IOC president Jacques Rogge said yesterday.

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 5:10am

Wrestling, squash and baseball make Games cut

Three months after being dropped from the 2020 Olympics, wrestling won the chance of a reprieve yesterday as it made the IOC shortlist for inclusion in the Games.

30 May 2013 - 4:35am

Wrestling pins its Games hopes on reforms

The widespread reforms introduced to the historic sport of wrestling gives it a very strong chance of regaining its place in the Olympics, the newly elected president of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles said.

25 May 2013 - 5:22am

Wrestling changes rules to save Olympic status

The ancient sport of wrestling has agreed to a shake-up of its rules to make it more attractive for spectators, in a desperate bid to stave off the threat of being axed from the Olympics in 2020.

20 May 2013 - 3:25am

Sports Digest, February 28, 2013

More than 800 players will take part in the Prudential Hong Kong Beach 5s at Repulse Bay next month, making it one of the region's biggest beach rugby tournaments.

28 Feb 2013 - 3:29am

One step forward, two steps back

A decision made in faraway Lausanne, Switzerland, by 15 members of the International Olympic Committee's executive board earlier this month could well have a serious impact on Hong Kong. 

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

Sports Digest, February 17, 2013

A typically belligerent stand between Azhar Ali and Misbah-ul-Haq in a frenetic third day hauled Pakistan back into the second cricket test after South Africa had owned the majority of the day at Newlands in Cape Town.

15 Feb 2014 - 2:31am

A Bad Week for ... , February 17, 2013

Lau Wong-fat put Hongkongers on edge when he picked out one of the most unlucky sticks possible in a Taoist ceremony to predict the city's fortunes for the year.

17 Feb 2013 - 1:59am

IOC has sold soul to the (TV) devil

I love the game of golf and have little interest in wrestling. But we are talking Olympics in summer, not Augusta in April. In a somewhat bewildering move, the International Olympic Committee has decided wrestling was not sexy enough and bedevilled by weak TV ratings so it will be out come the 2020 Summer Games in order to allow other sports, like golf, into the fray.

17 Feb 2013 - 6:46am

Olympics chief Rogge faces backlash over vote to eliminate wrestling

Wrestling may be facing a bleak Olympic future but it could have the last laugh at the International Olympic Committee's session in September in Buenos Aires.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:59am